Leadership Weaknesses: Lack of Planning and Accountability

Allen Nance put up a post this afternoon on the 8 Dimensions of Leadership. In it, he identifies himself as “Pioneering” whereby two of his top weaknesses are as follows:

  1. Lack of attention to planning (e.g. he’ll brainstorm with a group, say make it so, and be done)
  2. Lack of accountability (e.g. when someone says they’ll do something, it’s assumed it’ll get done, and that’s that)

After reading the post I immediately recognized that it describes me as well. Not big on planning? Check. Not big on accountability? Check. My workaround is to force myself to follow the Mastering the Rockefeller Habits which results in more time spent on planning and accountability. For me, the two biggest things are doing a Simplified One Page Strategic Plan every quarter (planning) and doing daily check-ins (accountability). There are a number of other techniques like weekly tacticalsquarterly check-ins, and LED scoreboards to help with planning and accountability. Overall, I recognize planning and accountability aren’t strengths of mine, but I do well at setting up simple processes to address them so as to operate at an acceptable level.

What else? What are some other thoughts on common leadership weaknesses of entrepreneurs?

One thought on “Leadership Weaknesses: Lack of Planning and Accountability

  1. And yet you are reliable and consistent with your blog posts. 🙂
    Thanks for your candid reflection and thoughts David . . . indeed such is part of the reason I am building BrightPlan. Would love to you get your candid feedback if you are interested and the opportunity presents itself.

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